Two Coil-related updates to the Cyclobe/Myrninerest Meltdown show: David Tibet's new group with James Blackshaw, Myrninerest, will premiering a work titled "Jhonn", Uttered Babylon, on the life and death of Coil's Jhonn Balance. Cyclobe and Myrninerest will also be soundtracking four Super 8 films by Derek Jarman.
"Jhonn", Uttered Babylon will be accompanied by a new film by Davide Pepe, which uses archival material from Tibet's own collection and photographs supplied by Balance's father.
Cyclobe (former Coil members Ossian Brown and Stephen Thrower) will be joined by Cliff Stapleton on hurdy-gurdy, Michael J York, on duduk, tulum and flute, Ivan Pavlov on electronics, and Dave Smith on percussion, plus a guest vocalist performing new material from Cyclobe’s forthcoming album. They are performing for the first time ever in the UK, playing work from Wounded Galaxies Tap At The Window and new pieces, but the show will be a return of sorts, as Coil's first ever performance took place in 2000 at the Royal Festival Hall, titled The Industrial Use Of Semen Will Revolutionise The Human Race.
Albion – Hypnagogue – Ghost, with Cyclobe, Myrninerest and Derek Jarman film screenings (Journey to Avebury, Sulphur, Tarot and Garden of Luxor), takes place at London Queen Elizabeth Hall on 4 August. More details here.